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The Importance of Deck Safety

Archadeck of Charlotte promotes deck safety

Deck safety is of the utmost importance when constructing a deck. No matter the project, your deck must be built to code and uphold safety standards. Just a couple of days ago there was a tragic accident in West Charlotte involving a 2-story deck collapsing and injuring several people. We wish all involved a speedy recovery and well wishes.

The month of May is Deck Safety Month® Every year, NADRA, the North American Deck, and Rail Association, raises awareness urging homeowners about the importance of checking their deck for potential safety concerns.

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Inspect your deck for potential areas of weakness

With the weather warming up and more time spent outdoors, check your deck for any signs of potential damage. Here are some of the key things we recommend to look out for when inspecting your deck. (consult a professional if you fear your deck is a safety risk)

Signs of potential damage on your deck

  • Rusty hardware
  • Rotten wood
  • Major splits
  • Leaning, shifting, or warping boards
  • Cracked boards
  • Uneven or unlevel stairs
  • Loose connections
  • Wobbly rails, boards, or pickets

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If your deck needs an inspection, it’s important to talk with a professional who can help you evaluate your options and potential dangers. Archadeck is a custom design & build company, we are typically the right company to call if you think your deck needs to be rebuilt, as we aren’t set up for repair work.

Choosing the Right Deck Contractor

Deck safety starts with choosing the right contractor to design and build your deck. It’s important to 


question deck contractors regarding their skills, insurance, warranties, credibility, and processes to understand what kind of deck contractors they are. At Archadeck we have years of experience building decks that enhance your home and stand the test of time. With our unmatched warranties, licenses and insurance, positive reviews, and more, you can trust that your deck is safe when working with Archadeck.

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Searching for a company that’s been building custom Charlotte decks and porches for decades? Choose Archadeck

Don’t trust your Charlotte Deck to just any local contractors. Archadeck has been building custom Charlotte porches, decks, patios, and more since 1988. We want to earn your business. Call (704) 850-6104 to schedule your complimentary deck design consultation.

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